Bristol City are reportedly set to battle QPR for Rangers attacker Josh McPake in the summer after he has impressed at Harrogate Town.
The 19-year-old joined the League Two club on loan in January and has featured 14 times for the Yorkshire club, mostly playing on the flanks and scoring twice.
It seems McPake’s performances have not gone unnoticed as, according to Football Insider, City have joined the race to sign the teenager.
The report claims that they’re set to battle QPR in the upcoming window with both clubs having sent scouts to assess the Rangers loanee as they build dossiers on him ahead of the summer.
It is unclear at this point whether the Championship duo will look to strike a permanent deal for the attacker or just push for a loan deal.
McPake’s current contract is set to expire next summer, which may mean the Scottish club are open to offloading him rather than running the risk of seeing him walk away as a free agent in 2022.
A product of the Gers academy system, the Scotland U19s international has featured just once for the SPFL champions – coming off the bench in a 6-0 win against St Joseph’s in the Europa League qualifiers last term.
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The 19-year-old looks like a bright talent and certainly an attacker with a lot of potential.
Both the Robins and QPR have recent history of bringing in young players and looking to develop them, so they may be hoping to capitalise on McPake entering the final year of his contract this summer.
The step up from League Two to the Championship is not small but you feel it would be a low-risk move if either club are hoping for a loan deal, while at 19 he would have time to settle and develop if he moves permanently.